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A Song for the Horse Nation A Song for the Horse Nation
October 29, 2011 – January 7, 2013

Witness the epic story of the horse's influence on American Indian tribes from the 1600s to the present.

American Indian Museum
Carl Beam Carl Beam
October 29, 2011 – April 15, 2012

See many of Carl Beam's Ojibwe, 1943-2005) epic works in this retrospective.

American Indian Museum New York
The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
October 28, 2011 – April 22, 2012

Photographs of 50 prominent African Americans from various professions, disciplines, and backgrounds redefine the word "blacklist."

Portrait Gallery
Jessie Cohen: An Eye for Animals Jessie Cohen: An Eye for Animals
October 27, 2011 – December 31, 2012

See stunning animal portraits by long-time Zoo photographer Jessie Cohen.

National Zoo
The Evolving Universe The Evolving Universe
October 21, 2011 – July 9, 2013

Full-color photographs capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos as seen through high-powered terrestrial and orbiting telescopes.

Natural History Museum
Frank Kameny Frank Kameny
October 21, 2011 – April 8, 2012

See three posters used by gay-rights activist Frank Kameny (1925-2011).

American History Museum
Design with the Other 90%: CITIES Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
October 15, 2011 – January 9, 2012

This exhibition examines the complex issues arising from the unprecedented rate of urban growth projected to take place over the next 20 years in informal settlements (on view in the lobby of the United Nations Visitors Centre, 1st Avenue at 46th Street).

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
October 14, 2011 – January 22, 2012

More than 50 artifacts and 100 works of art reveal Gertrude Stein

Portrait Gallery
Steve Jobs Portrait Steve Jobs Portrait
October 12, 2011 – March 1, 2012

A portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) by photographer Diana Walker is on view.

Portrait Gallery
"Something of Splendor": Decorative Arts from the White House
October 1, 2011 – May 6, 2012

Organized in honor of the 50th anniversary of the White House Historical Association, this exhibition traces the history of the decorative arts in the nation's foremost home through approximately 100 objects made by celebrated artists of the day.

 

Renwick Gallery
Andy Warhol: Shadows Andy Warhol: Shadows
September 25, 2011 – January 15, 2012

Take this rare opportunity to see Andy Warhol's Shadows—102 large paintings extending almost 450 linear feet—in its entirety.

Hirshhorn Museum
Power/Play: China's Empress Dowager Power/Play: China's Empress Dowager
September 24, 2011 – January 29, 2012

This exhibition provides a compelling and immersive exploration of the Empress Dowager Cixi -- supreme leader of China for more than 45 years-- through 35 glass-plate negatives, two original prints, and film clips.

Sackler Gallery
Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century
September 17, 2011 – June 10, 2012

See how the lives of Native American people of the American Southwest were changed by the arrival of the railroads after 1881.

American Indian Museum New York
Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley
September 14, 2011 – February 12, 2012

See more than 150 works created by the diverse people of the Benue River Valley in Central Nigeria - the source of the most abstract, dramatic, and inventive sculpture in sub-Saharan Africa.

African Art Museum
Momentum: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25 Momentum: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25
September 7, 2011 – January 22, 2012

View works by 15 award-winning emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25.

Ripley Center
The Bright Beneath: The Luminous Art of Shih Chieh Huang The Bright Beneath: The Luminous Art of Shih Chieh Huang
September 3, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Artist Shih Chieh Huang's creations, inspired by bioluminescent marine organisms, evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity as they "float" in the darkness of the gallery.

Natural History Museum
September 11: Remembrance and Reflection September 11: Remembrance and Reflection
September 3, 2011 – September 11, 2011

To mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the museum offers a close-up view of more than 50 objects from the three sites: New York City; the Pentagon; and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 

American History Museum
Exercise Your Mynd Exercise Your Mynd
August 22, 2011 – November 27, 2011

See BK Adams's imaginary landscapes that draw upon his surroundings, using exuberant color, toys, and objects scavenged from everyday life.

Anacostia Community Museum
Black Box: Nira Pereg Black Box: Nira Pereg
August 22, 2011 – December 4, 2011

See Nira Pereg's video 67 Bows that was inspired by a visit to the Karlsruhe Zoo in Germany and features a flock of flamingos.

Hirshhorn Museum
Sweet Silent Thought: Whistler's Interiors Sweet Silent Thought: Whistler's Interiors
August 20, 2011 – August 19, 2012

In this small-scale exhibition, examine themes that recur in James McNeill Whistler's works.

Freer Gallery